Lanky Lakshmi Rai recently left for London to be part of director A.L. Vijay’s upcoming film Thandavam which is presently being shot in and around London. Thandavam is Vijay’s latest directorial venture after last year’s critically acclaimed Deivathirumagal which starred Vikram, Anushka, Amala, Baby Sara and Santhanam in lead roles. Vikram’s characterization as that of a mentally challenged person was appreciated by the critics as well as the actor’s fans.
Thandavam again has Vikram playing the lead role as a typical commercial hero. Amy Jackson, who debuted as heroine in Vijay’s earlier flick Madarasapattinam more than a couple of years back, is one of the two heroines in the film. Anushka, who impressed many as a forthright lawyer in Deivathirumagal, is the other heroine in Thandavam and gets to romance Vikram.
Riding on the success of last year’s Mankatha and Kanchana, Lakshmi Rai has been added as the latest addition to the cast of Thandavam. Rai left for London to take part in the film’s shoot as most of the film is being filmed in England. Unfortunately, the crew had to face Nature’s wrath as it has started raining heavily in England. Known for his patience, Vijay has decided to wait and complete his shooting schedule before returning to India.
Rai says that she’s not Vikram’s third heroine in the film. “My character in the film is very different. Yes; neither Vikram nor I fall in love with each other in the film. However, my character has been conceived in such a manner that I appear throughout the film. It’s a significant role and I’m sure it’d give me as much name and popularity as did my role in last year’s Ajith-starrer Mankatha,” explains Lakshmi Rai.